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    Help--cleaner shrimp died

    My cleaner shrimp which I have had for a week just died. I got him last thursday and he molted two days later. Tonight I find him dead? Water quality seems great. Any ideas? I acclimitized him slowly dripping at least an hour. I am at a loss.

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    are you sure it is not just his molted shell? many people often think it is their dead shrimp when they see it. your shrimp may have gone into hiding till his new shell hardens while the old shell acts as a decoy.

    That said, please provide us with your water paramaters. that is usually the first thing to look at.
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    No, its not the shell, I saw that two days ago. I will get you the parims when I get home...at work now for a couple more hours!
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    Does anyone try to feed it directly or do they just get the parasites and whatever else is left from the other fish/inverts...
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    Ususaly they feed of the rest of the food that drops on the bottom that the other fish dont eat..
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    It's been pretty hot in ottawa lately ... I dunno how it is over there but if you don't have an AC, chances are that the hot weather might have raised the temp in your tank too much for him. I've read of instances where this has happened. How is everything else doing in the tank?

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    Hey Ray, las time I lost one it was all about high phosphates. To your second question I do occasionally spot feed my shrimp a peice of scallop

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    Thanks all. The temp has been stable...not so HOT out here at 76 degrees.
    The shrimp as I said was only 4 days old for me and had molted 2 d ago. Perhaps it was acclimitization.

    the water parims are as follows...

    Salinity 1.22
    Ammonia 0.1 ppm
    ph as you can see by my other post I am finding the Hagen Ph test very unreliable but I believe it is about 8.3
    N03 - <5mg/l
    Po4 - 0
    CaCo3 - 120

    All the other organisms are behaving normally...so far.

    I hope it isn't systemic.

    BTW the tank is a 77 gal with 40 gal sump...100 lbs LR. I have a clean up crew and 2 clowns, 1 emerald crab.

    Anything more to do for those who have more experiance?

    Thanks again for all the help.

    Depressing when you lose your first so soon...
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    440 watt vho lighting - 2 watt moon lights

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    Hey Ray, where did you get the shrimp. Could it have been sick prior. I know of a LFS that treated their tanks with copper by accident (untrained staff).

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    Got it a JL. REst of the order (clean up crew + crab) doing well.
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